Market globalization, competition and technological changes have had a significant impact on securities regulation. In addition, the global financial crisis has raised a number of challenging issues concerning the appropriate regulation of complex products, how regulatory responsibility is shared among a number of entities, and the nature of systemic risk. This two year, part-time program, taught by leading academics and practitioners covers: Canadian capital markets, including complex financial products, transactions and legal structures; regulatory systems, including disclosure requirements and enforcement regimes; and current and emerging international issues and influences. Students will leave this program with a deep and broad understanding of the most important theoretical and practical issues confronting securities lawyers in Canada today.
The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36 credits. There are two options for completing this degree:
Option I: Coursework and Major Research Paper [36 credits]
Option II: Coursework Only [36 credits]
The Advanced Legal Research Workshop is not required for students writing a Significant Research Paper but is strongly recommended in order for students to review writing and research skills.
Courses will be offered in a combination of weekly and intensive formats. Videoconferencing is available for most courses, although occasional in-person attendance in Toronto is required (refer to the schedule for specific details on each course).
Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice.
“The Securities Law LLM at Osgoode strikes the right balance between the teaching of the theoretical and practical aspects of the law. With faculty and guest speakers from both academia and industry regularly leading classroom discussions, I highly recommend the program for individuals looking to gain greater exposure and understanding to Canadian and international securities law issues.”
Fred Gerra, BComm, LLB, LLM,
Legal Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission